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When you think celebrity twins, you undoubtedly think of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen first, followed perhaps by Tia and Tamera Mowry or Joel and Benji Madden.

There are a bunch of others you probably don't know about, however.

From actors and supermodels to athletes and political scions, more than a dozen stars grew up sharing a special connection with a twin sibling of their own.

While some duos parlayed that very fact of their existence into fame, other famous stars have lesser-known identical or fraternal twins living out of the limelight.

Check out 19 stars you may or may not realize have twins ...

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Ashton Kutcher has a twin named Michael, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at a young age. Michael lives in the brothers' native Iowa with his son and wife, who is also expecting a baby this year.

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Playboy model / sex tape star Karissa Shannon celebrated her 21st birthday yesterday with a champagne-soaked party in NYC. The co-guest of honor at the bash?

Twin sister Kristina Shannon, of course!

Karissa looked so delighted when boyfriend Sam Jones III gave a pair of Louboutins which cost $1,495 - he forgot to take the price tag off, what are the odds?

  • Karissa and Sam Jones III
  • Shannon Twins Birthday Photo

Karissa Shannon turned 21 last night, as did Kristina Shannon. Sam Jones III? He was just there for the photo ops. [Photos: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

With proceeds from the Karissa Shannon sex tape, Sam can afford all sorts of fancy gifts for his girl, who became a D-list name in 2008, thanks to Hugh Hefner.

The twins were two of Hef's three hoes for a bit. Yet despite the "girlfriend" status, Karissa claims the relationship was "more for fun" and the chance to be on TV.

Wow, you mean a couple of 19-year-old twins weren't just itching for the chance to double-team an octogenarian? Shocker. Anyway, happy birthday girls!

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  • Shannon Twins Make Out!
  • Karissa and Kristina Shannon, Playboy
  • The Shannon Twins, Playboy Pic
  • Oh, Oh, Bama!
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  • Hef and his Twins

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Karissa Shannon, former Playboy model, girlfriend of Hugh Hefner and supposed partner in the Heidi and Spencer sex tape, stepped out in Hollywood last night.

With her was boyfriend Sam Jones III, an actor who starred in Smallville, Blue Mountain State and so on. He was also snared in a major DEA drug raid last year.

Agents claim Sam Jones was the "Hollywood connection" in a plot to illegally buy and distribute over 10,000 oxycodone pills. He faces up to 20 years if convicted.

For now, though, he's just doing his thing, stepping out with Karissa Shannon ... at a prime Hollywood hot spot ... right as the Speidi sex tape story breaks.

Staged much?

Karissa Shannon, Sam Jones III

Sam Jones III, 27, and Karissa Shannon, 20. [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

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Almost lost in the shuffle of the Heidi Montag sex tape drama is the fact that there's allegedly a separate video of girl-on-girl action with Karissa Shannon.

Remember Karissa? One of Hugh Hefner's twins? Here's the rundown:

At some point, the original Girls Next Door split and the Playboy founder replaced them with Crystal Harris and the Shannon Twins, Karissa and Kristina.

At some point, Karissa Shannon linked up with Heidi Montag and filmed a girl-on-girl sex tape. It's unclear if Kristina also took part, but the tape exists.

So Karissa says, although she's skeptical Spencer Pratt has the thing.

  • Heidi Pratt Playboy Picture
  • Karissa Shannon Picture

Karissa Shannon, right, and sex tape partner Heidi Montag.

Even beyond from the fact that she stars in a girl-on-girl sex romp with The Hills star - deemed less valuable than her with Spencer Pratt, oddly enough - Karissa is kind of a shady individual, having lived quite the checkered life by age 20.

In 2007, Karissa and Kristina Shannon were charged with aggravated assault and placed on probation ... on the heels of a previous battery arrest no less.

Karissa, one of Playboy's July and August 2009 centerfolds with her sister, is also dating actor Sam Jones III, who was snared in a DEA drug raid last year.

The Twins were reportedly kicked out of the mansion in January.

She recently told SheKnows of her career plans: "I have a lot of goals. I want to be very successful when I get older. I never wanted to be a school teacher or something small, I wanted to be something that people could look up to."

Looks like she's well on her way.

What sex tape sounds hotter?

 

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Heidi Montag and twin Playboy Playmates Karissa and Kristina Shannon engaged in egregious, arousing displays of girl-on-girl action? Eh, take it or leave it.

Spencer Pratt straight up putting it to Heidi? Where do we sign?!

That's basically the stance taken by Vivid Entertainment regarding the Spencer-Heidi Montag sex tape and the tape of Montag with the Shannon twins.

The adult film company's president, Steven Hirsch, has been very clear about his desire to obtain the rights to the sex tape of Heidi and Spencer Pratt.

He's convinced of its marketability, thinking it could top the Kim Kardashian sex tape in sales - and Spencer's $5 million asking price is not outrageous.

While we never thought we'd see the day that a naked Spencer Pratt sparks more interest than naked Playboy Playmate twins ... that's Speidi for you.

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What's more incredible here, that Heidi Montag got naked with the Shannon Twins in the first place, or that Vivid would rather see her naked with Spencer Pratt?

Pratt, who says he has dreamed of porn stardom since 2005, is trying to sell homemade sex tapes of himself and Montag and Heidi with twin blonde tandem.

The soon-to-be former spouses are, not surprisingly, feuding over his planned release of the tape, which he says he'll call off if she agrees to halt their divorce and co-star in another reality show (about why she wants to leave him, ironically).

For now, though, he seems like he's cool going ahead with it.

On Twitter, Spencer Pratt promises "the Citizen Kane of sex tapes. Honestly, Orson Wells makes a guest appearance ... recommends you wait for the Special Edition Sex Tape. Blu-Ray, director's commentary, and bloopers!"

This guy is the greatest.

Montag, who hinted Friday she was "crying" over the scandal and asking for fans' prayers, finally shot back at her estranged hubby, Tweeting,  "F U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Pratt's reply: "Seriously? You're going to start shit on twitter?"

Earlier in the day, Montag was feeling more peaceful, writing: "I want to live without fear. Life is short follow your dreams and spirit... Live like there is no tomorrow."

Very deep ... not unlike when Spencer ... oh, forget it, gross.

The Speidi sex tape: Does it exist?

 

Who would you rather watch naked?

 

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Spencer Pratt has given Heidi Montag an ultimatum along the lines of: "Either do another reality show with me or I'm going to release amazing sexual content."

It's a fair request. Yesterday, when rumors of a Heidi Montag sex tape surfaced, we were skeptical that it even existed. Well, looks like it does, and then some.

Pratt is asking $5 million for it, and there may be takers.

The Hills villain himself tells TMZ he and Heidi arranged last Sunday to meet at a Costa Rican hotel under the pretext that he would turn over two of their dogs.

Spencer did in fact bring the dogs to the hotel and turn them over to Heidi, but then made it clear to her that he was not leaving until they settled their issues.

According to Spencer Pratt, he wants to do a show about why she needs to get away from him, and Heidi is upset - she doesn't want to do any more reality TV.

"You cannot turn off the Speidi machine," he says.

Speidi Goes at it

If she tries, he's prepared to come at her with the big guns: He'll release not one, but flurry of sex tapes. He added, "I am a wild sexual freak and I love sex."

And unless she calls off the Speidi divorce, it's on, baby!

Spencer has been in touch with Vivid president Steven Hirsch, who is dying to release the tapes. The only issue? Heidi Montag does not want to be a porn star.

Yesterday, she simply Tweeted, "Crying." Montag then pleaded to her followers: "Please send me your prayers and love I need it!" We pray no one actually did.

Her pal, Jen Bunney, says "she would never put out a sex tape of herself. She's extremely religious and concentrated on getting her life to where she wants it."

So religious that she gets married for fame and fornicates on video? Eh, we'll buy it. Apparently Spencer wasn't the only participant in her exploits, either.

A girl-on-girl tape featuring Heidi Montag and Playboy Playmate Karissa Shannon (yep, one of the Shannon Twins) is allegedly among those he's hawking.

Karissa Shannon tells TMZ a sex tape does indeed exist, but is not convinced Spencer has it. Karissa says if the tape ever sees the light of day, she'll sue.

Finally, Spencer says Heidi should embrace this because "We're reality stars, not serious actors. She can’t think she’s Naomi Watts. She’s a tad delusional."

The Speidi sex tape: Does it exist?

 

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Spencer Pratt isn't the only person in Heidi Montag's life she wants to ditch. According to reports, she's cut off ties with her old friend Jennifer Bunney too.

Heidi and the Bunney, who she had been planning to do a reality show with for like a week, were inseparable after she announced plans to divorce Spencer.

Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag are Tools

They drifted apart soon after, though. Ever since Jen Bunney spoke to the press about Speidi, it's been difficult to stay friends with the two, sources say.

"Heidi is trying to distance herself from Jen ... not even returning her calls. Ever since Jen has returned from Hong Kong, she's calling Heidi non-stop asking about this summer's show. Heidi is definitely over her," a source told X17.

That's because she's been replaced by ... the Shannon Twins! 

Heidi and Jen pretend to converse. [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

The former Hugh Hefner playthings are moving in with Heidi and are totally like her "BFFS" now ... until she decides to ditch their naked asses too.

The celebrity photo agency recently spoke to Jen Bunney, who said: "I knew something was up because she honestly has not called me back. I think that is so messed up that I have to learn about my own friendship through the media."

Poor Jen continued: "I was supposed to move in with her within the next couple of days. This is just so shocking because I've been so supportive of her. I quit my job because she told me to. It's really not cool to be left in the dark."

"I guess if the Shannon twins are really joining the Malibu show, then it's not really the concept I was wanting to be a part of anyway."

Easy to say after you got dropped, Buns.

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We were astonished to read it, but Heidi Montag is apparently serious about divorcing Spencer Pratt - and she's already playing the field again ... sort of.

For the first time since the separation rumors started, she took to her Twitter and openly said she's getting divorced, then promptly hit on Justin Bieber.

She may rue the day once his fans get wind of it.

The Hills star wrote: "@justinbieber now that I am getting divorced I think you and I should do a photo shoot together! Cutie ;) ! I'm closer to your age."

Closer than what is not clear. She's 23 and he's 16. That is minimum security prison territory for the 'Tag. Still, who can resist that bowl cut? Yummy ...

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  • Justin in England

MMM: That ice cream isn't the only thing Heidi finds delicious.

In addition to salivating over the Bieb online, Heidi also Tweeted some interesting information pertaining to her upcoming new reality show with Jen Bunney.

Apparently, she and the former Hills co-star will be welcoming a third roommate to their Malibu girls' pad (allegedly owned by Spencer's pal Cougar Zank):

Former Hugh Hefner girlfriend Karissa Shannon!

Yes, one of the Shannon Twins, but apparently not the other. We have no idea why, how she knows Heidi, or whether anyone would watch this crap, but:

"@karissashannon will be moving in my Malibu house this summer and will be filming our new show!" wrote Montag to her 1,063,188 followers today.

Whatever. That's all. Here's Heidi's Justin Bieber Tweet, which she'll probably take down after 'tween girls send her death threats a la kim Kardashian:

Heidi Tweet

NOTE: Follow THG on Twitter and get all the Justin Bieber news without the creepy come-ons. Seriously, Heidi. He doesn't pass the half-your-age-plus-seven test.

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There's one rule at the Playboy Mansion: Always make sure Hugh Hefner has a fresh diaper on.

No, wait, it's this: never bring boys into your room!

Because both Karissa and Kristina Shannon violated this condition, the busty blondes have been ordered to move out of the iconic premises.

"After a couple of weeks, Hef was getting a little bit upset about the boyfriends, so he wanted us to move out," Karissa confirmed this week. "We were not allowed to have boys in the house. That was the absolute number one rule: no boys allowed."

Indeed, the Shannons have even been forced out of the Playboy House, where they were installed in January.

The Twins

Hef says the trio is still on good terms, just not naked terms:

"They will now be friends, but they won't be defined as the girlfriends... They've been hanging out with a lot of the other Playmates and they see these girls travelling across the country to do promotion. They would like to be doing that, too."

Or, in the case of Kendra Wilkinson, doing Justin Frye on video.

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Karissa and Kristina Shannon are moving on to bigger and better things. In other words:

They'd like to have sex with someone that possesses fewer wrinkles than Rex Ryan's game plans for the New York Jets' defense.

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Indeed, earlier today, Hugh Hefner confirmed that the twins are moving out of the Playboy Mansion and relocating all the way across the yard. The magazine magnate Tweeted:

"The Shannon Twins are growing up. They're moving to the Playmate House with my blessing so they will be free to do other things."

Hef said the busty blondes want to travel the world and partake in endeavors that other Playmates have recently enjoyed. Does that mean we should expect them to squeeze out a baby and pose for every tabloid imaginable over the next year?

Fortunately, things between the Playboy founder and 23-year Crystal Harris couldn't be better, Hefner added. But that doesn't mean we should start listening for wedding bells. He told E! News:

"I haven't had a lot of luck with marriage. I don't have a good track record and I don't want to screw this one up."